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putting their money currently. but to russia with love, currency wars coming to moscow as g-20 leaders meet there. did liesman go? if so, it's a big home coming. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen. andrew ross sorkin is off today. our guest host this morning is sir martin sorrell. our top story, nightmare at sea. more than 4,000 passengers on the disabled carnival cruise cry oomph docked late last night. michelle caruso cabrera is there on scene. she's going to join us with more and what the means for carnival and the broader cruise industry overall. >>> we are tracking the markets this morning. a lot of excitement fueled in large part by deal activities. in the last few days aloep, we heard berkshire hathway is buying heinz for $3 billion. and comcast announcing a $16.7 deal to buy out ge's remaining stake in cnbc parent nbc universal. warn buffett on "squawk box" yesterday. >> i'm ready for on the another element. please, if you see any walking by, please call me. >> how much do you h
and weaker ones. for the last few years the greeks have been overhyped, india, russia and china all of them moving towards state capitalism and actually going to slow potential growth. i think some of the success stories in latin america is not brazil but chile or colombia. or if you're looking in asia, comparing to chile, china and india, philippines look like better story. not lump together all emerging markets and look at actually some of those not on the radar screens today. >> i certainly wouldn't advocate an index fund in emerging markets. you have to be selective. i prefer china, brazil and colombia to russia or argentina. but, hey, you know, the global emerging is still an interesting area. sorry, steve. >> jim, how critical is the fed being wide up to europe investment outlook and what's the chance that you think they end this year? >> i think the fed is, you know, pretty important in the sense that it's following the global orthodoxy of central bank policy which is very easy liquidity in the banking system. and of course, as you know, steve that isn't leading at the moment to any
can't -- it's just very tough to expand into africa -- >> look at what's going on in russia. they're doing wonders in russia. >> with what, kfc? >> yeah. look at what they've done in china. and by the way this thing with china give me a break. these people, yum, my opinion was a victim. the.is they're going to redouble their efforts on the supply chain and make sure it doesn't happen again. >> it's hard to grow that quick. he's doing unbelievable things in china. >> indiana is where china was ten years ago. and look at the population in ind india. beef is a restricted product for spiritual, religious reasons. so you've got great market opportunity there. and india is becoming a rapidly developing country. so -- >> chicken you mean. >> this guy has put to the a superb management team, if you look at taco bell he has a new product. last year they had this taco selling like hotcakes and not cannibalizing the basic taco they have on the menu. so, look, i think yum brands, i've owned it for 15 years, it's the best stock i've owned in those 15 years. >> really? >> oh, yeah, it's gone fr
's their number one sport. russia, georgia, turkey, azerbaijan, and so, in a weird way, like the olympics is trying to make this more grown, and it was a big slap in the face to the entire muslim world. and i don't think this was all necessarily thought out. two of the three potential host cities for 2020, japan and istanbul, tokyo and istanbul, you know, 70% of japan's gold medals were in wrestling. >> wow. >> and turkey, wrestling in turkey go hand in hand and it is an age-old tradition. >> they kept the pentathlon because basically there was a member of the 15-person committee that likes the pentathlon. but there were many countries participating in the pentathlon as there were different countries and medal winners in wrestling. since title ix wrestling has had a little bit of a profile shift in this country. i think the key is -- >> we have more wrestlers in new york city, we just started five years ago, than there are modern pentathletes in the country. >> why are we trying to shrink the number of sports? >> that's one of the things we're talking to the olympic committee about. what'
to rally against the dollar. and it's actually the g-20 meeting this weekend in russia that's the focus for a lot of investors. it's the yen in particular. we had the g-7 come out and create a little confusion in the market. first with the statement that seemed sort of tacitly say it was okay for japan and some countries to have been talking down their currency to the effect that they did. then turning around yesterday and trying to say, look, they meant for the statement, the statement out of the g-7, to come across as signaling concern about the excessive moves in the yen. then a canadian official struck much of the same note when asked by press later that evening. the did give up significant ground on that strength -- strengthened, i should say. the nikkei took a hit. now the focus turns to the g-20. could be more volatility heading into. that the reason, by the way, that i'm here at this camera is because we're carrying mervyn king's inflation report. on the back of that, he talked about seeing higher inflation rates in the u.k. sterling at a six hoof month low against the dollar. b
think i'm very -- whether he decided to move to russia and but i hope it will be a wake-up call for the current french government and president hollande, and maybe leading france in the wrong direction. >> don't count on it. julien, thank you. >> these guys -- >> only hollande would move here and run, right? >> what's going to happen in the shale gas market in europe. >> well -- >> save that for another day. coming up -- >> yeah. >> the signs of momentum in the housing recovery. but can the trend continue? we're going to ask robert shiller next. and find "squawk box" online and on mobile. follow us on twitt twitter @squawkcnbc. like us on facebook. visit our show page squawk.cnbc.com. [ kitt ] you know what's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ today is gonna be an sometimportant day for us.? yo
russia business grew 10%, our mexico business grew 7%. so continue to see good strength there. as far as developed markets go, europe obviously in the west has its challenges but eastern europe is doing quite nicely. and in the u.s., really over the last 6 to 8 months i would characterize it as a very slow, gradual strengthening in the consumer. slowing gradual, but nonetheless, detectable in there. so we do feel like the consumer environment is getting a little bit better in developed markets. >> that's something we've spoken about before you really see it in terms of the jobs picture because people stop in the morning at the gas station, and they go in to get their lunch, maybe to grab either a pack of chips that go along with that or grab a soda with it. what can you tell us just about where the average discuss her is in the morning? are they willing to go ahead and spend on things like that? >> you're definitely seeing a little bit more of that. i mean, certainly the beginning of this year is a tough read because there are so many complicated factors going into it. the weather cer
of it is -- >> you can bankrupt russia and do some crazy -- >> -- aircraft carriers --. >> the only way you can get prices down, say okay we got all this oil, why didn't the price come down? no, you're still guided by the cartel. you're still opec sets the price. they make it real clear to you. the minister of energy in saudi arabia says we have to have $100, $115 a barrel. listen to him. listen to them because they will cut supply. so what's happened in saudi in the last four months. they've come down from 9.9 million barrels a day to 9.1. opec is down from 32 to 30 million barrels. >> although, boone, how much do you think the federal reserve is actually playing a role in this? because yesterday when the federal reserve when we got the minutes and it sounded like there was some dissent and maybe people don't want to continue quantitative easing indefinitely, that's when we saw the biggest drop in oil prices that we've seen in months. so a lot of that loose money, that free money -- >> you're down again this morning. >> yeah. >> but i mean that is a fed reaction. not an opec reaction. >> oh, i kno
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